Ghost light or ghostlight may refer to:
- Will-o'-the-wisp, also called ghost-light in some countries, a natural phenomenon producing a ghostly light sometimes seen at night or twilight over bogs, swamps, and marshes
These are derived from the phenomenon and folktales:
- Ghost Light (Doctor Who), a 1989 serial from the British TV series
- Ghost light (theatre), a light left lit overnight in a theater
- Ghostlight, a UK video game publisher
- Ghostlight, a 1995 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Ghost Light, a 2010 novel by Joseph O'Connor
- Mater and the Ghostlight, a 2006 Pixar computer animated short created for the DVD of Cars
- Ghost Lights (band), a Canadian folk musician.
Other articles related to "light, ghost light, ghosts":
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... A ghost light is a light that is left energized on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark ... of an exposed incandescent bulb (or a CFL or LED lamp) mounted in a wire cage on a portable light standard ... The practical use of a ghost light is mainly for safety ...
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Famous quotes containing the words light and/or ghost:
“Awareness of the stars and their light pervades the Koran, which reflects the brightness of the heavenly bodies in many verses. The blossoming of mathematics and astronomy was a natural consequence of this awareness. Understanding the cosmos and the movements of the stars means understanding the marvels created by Allah. There would be no persecuted Galileo in Islam, because Islam, unlike Christianity, did not force people to believe in a fixed heaven.”
—Fatima Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist. Islam and Democracy, ch. 9, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. (Trans. 1992)
“Bid a strong ghost stand at the head
That my Michael may sleep sound,
Nor cry, not turn in the bed
Till his morning meal come round;
And may departing twilight keep
All dread afar till mornings back....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)